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Not a lot of finds to report this week, which is a very good thing for the ole TBR list.
I work in a university library. Which is one big step away from working in a public library, but still, I could tell you stories. This is a collection of anecdotes about working in a library. It sounds like a quick, fun read.
A few weeks ago I heard about the book for children called The Candy Bomber about a WWII pilot who, to lift German children's spirits after the war, began dropping candy and gum by parachute for them. I love stories like that (can you say "Greatest Generation"?). This is the adult book about the Berlin airdrop effort.
The Submission is a novel about commissioning a 9/11 memorial and the jury that must decide which memorial submission to accept. When the identity of the chosen artist is revealed, all heck breaks loose. He's a Muslim. Written before the mosque-at-ground-zero controversy, it captures the same fear, hurt, and bad feelings.
And lastly, I found this announcement on Barnes and Noble yesterday. President George W. Bush is releasing a biography of his father, President George H.W. Bush, this fall (11/11/14, to be exact). I'm all in. This is the second biography written for President Bush the elder by one of his children. In 2006, Doro Bush Koch wrote My Father, My President.
What did you add to your reading list this week?